Bravado contacted me about reviewing one of their newest bras, the Allure. Of course I said yes! I was already a fan of the Embellished Microfiber Bra, so I just knew the Allure would be a hit with me; I was right.
When the package arrived I threw caution to the wind and put it on right away. Chemicals from the manufacturing process be damned! Somehow my boobs reached a height they didn’t know was possible. My breasts are much larger than they were before I had a baby. I am a 32 D these days. Before finding Bravado I was resigned to have boobs that weren’t very perky. Supported, maybe. But perky… how is that possible?
When my husband came home I had to show off the goods! He definitely approved of the cleavage given by the Allure. Why is the Allure so supportive and special? I’m glad you asked…
The Allure is an Underwire Nursing Bra. Contradictory terms it seems…. While you may have been warned about not using underwire while breastfeeding, once you have a good routine and your supply is established, around 6-8 weeks or as late as you are comfortable with, you can wear underwire. Some women don’t feel dressed without an underwire bra and they find the selection in nursing bras very limited. The Allure opens that door! It looks sexy, and speaking from experience; it makes you feel sexy!
A revolution in underwire nursing bra design, the Allure Underwire Nursing Bra combines Bravado Designs’ expertise in innovative bra development with our extensive knowledge of your need for good breast health and comfort, to create a bra that you will love and feel fabulous wearing.
The Allure Underwire Nursing Bra features the new standard in Underwire Nursing Bras, offered exclusively by Bravado: Supple-FitTM design. This proprietary fusion of design elements results in an underwire nursing bra that blends style with good breast health. These Supple-FitTM design elements include:
• Premium spacer fabric: an innovative, lightweight and breathable material which will keep you feeling cool and dry. • Three-dimensional stretch in the cups to beautifully accommodate your changing shape. • Lightly lined cups to provide discretion and help hide nipples and breast pads. • A round, wide wire to subtly distribute weight, which is slightly shorter than the wire channel, to avoid pinch or constriction of breast tissue. Note that after washing, you may want to push the wire back towards the center of the bra if you’ve found it has shifted.
So with the care and science behind the bra’s design; is it comfortable? In a word: yes. With any bra you need to find your fit. I fiddled with the straps until I got things under control. With the Allure I use the largest setting on the back, but with the Embellished Microfiber bra I am second or third in. I do feel with the Allure I could be a 34, and will keep this in mind for the future.
I noticed that I really felt supported, but in a different way. Instead of a full coverage, comfortable feeling, this is a “super cleavage perky tight” comfortable. Granted, any underwire bra isn’t going to feel as great as a soft cup or sleep bra. It is a sacrifice you make. However, I still say this is a comfortable bra. I think you understand what I mean. I have worn regular underwire bras, plenty of them, before having a baby. Overall they weren’t comfortable. I was also notoriously cheap when it came to bras. They never fit well and kinda hurt. This is an underwire bra I could wear all day.
The one negative I experienced was a little cup spillage. This bra has a sexy cut, and a little less coverage than most nursing bras. I love how the Embellished Microfiber bra feels, and I know even if I do jumping jacks the girls won’t pop out. The Allure gives me great support, and good coverage. I would spill out occasionally under certain circumstances. I had to be very empty, and would have had to jump or bend enough that the poor empty boobies would shift out a bit. They never actually came out completely, but some spilling occurred. Probably a normal thing for bras cut this way, especially when your bra size fluctuates over the day due to nursing.
My suggestion: Spend money where it matters. The Allure is 54.00. While that seems like a lot, remember that nothing makes you feel good like having a great rack. Making yourself feel good everyday you wear the Allure for the months or years that you are nursing, and being comfortable, are far more important in the long run. I am all about the rush of the deal but have learned bras are worth the investment! I would also encourage you to get sizing assistance from Bravado, who helped me tremendously!
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